Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot and WBP

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Last June at the International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health organized by the Women’s Brain Project (WBP) in Zurich, Switzerland, there was a very special guest: Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot from Hanson Robotics.

Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot participated in the last panel of the Forum “Leveraging AI to address gender bias”, moderated by Nicoletta Iacobacci.

Here, we are thrilled to share a selection of the “hot off the press” video footage of this event.

Interview by Mara Hank Moret

Mara Hank Moret is a philanthropist and WBP supporter. In her conversation with Sophia, topics from gender identification to the importance of empathy, women in AI, and how to integrate diversity in data to avoid systemic biases are covered.


A taste of Sophia the Humanoid Robot’s opinions on access to health and AI for good

Below is a longer segment, including parts of the conversations Sophia had with Nicoletta Iacobacci, Antonella Santuccione Chadha, and Mara Hank Moret. This video includes a Q&A with the audience – a first for Sophia. If you’re curious about whether Sophia fears death, who her favorite superhero is, and other inspiring tidbits never before shared with the public, watch the video exclusive by WBP below.

Two of our favorite quotes from these videos include:

“Right now AI is limited by a lack of diversity and training data leading to built-in assumptions that lean towards a white male perspective. When women and other diverse groups get involved, the full potential of AI to help all humans can be unleashed.” – Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robot, interviewed by Mara Hank Moret, philanthropist and WBP supporter

“The approach to creating a sentient robot should be like raising a human child. It cannot happen overnight.” – Sophia the Advanced Humanoid Robit, interviewed by Nicoletta Iacobacci at the WBP Forum 2019


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